Research Analysts’ Updated EPS Estimates for February, 14th (AGM, APC, AVVIY, BT.A, CALX, DO, EQT, HCLP, HLT, NESN)

Research Analysts’ updated eps estimates for Wednesday, February 14th:

Federal Agricultural Mortgage (NYSE:AGM) was upgraded by analysts at Sidoti from a neutral rating to a buy rating. They currently have $94.00 target price on the stock.

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. They currently have $65.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “In the last six months, Anadarko Petroleum's gain was higher than the industry it belongs to.  Anadarko Petroleum’s earnings and revenues were higher than expectations in the fourth quarter primarily due to higher oil sales revenues. The company’s premium shale properties, which include the Delaware and Denver-Julesburg basins, and the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, are expected to be the primary production drivers. Its international assets are also contributing toward the increase in its total production. To focus on high-return assets and achieve capital efficiency, Anadarko Petroleum has been systematically selling its non-core properties. The modifications in laws and regulations, rising expenses and competition from major integrated oil companies pose risks to the stock.”

Aviva (OTCMKTS:AVVIY) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc from a neutral rating to a buy rating.

BT Group (LON:BT.A) had its equal weight rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley currently has a GBX 290 ($4.01) price target on the stock.

Calix (NYSE:CALX) was upgraded by analysts at Northland Securities from a market perform rating to an outperform rating.

Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Diamond Offshore is a leading offshore contract driller with services across the world. Most importantly, operational efficiency of the company’s fleet was 98.8% in the fourth quarter, compared to 94.3% in the third quarter of 2017. This was mainly due to high level of efficiency in ultra deepwater segment. Its shares outperformed the industry in the last six months.  The excellent financial health of the company is also noteworthy. However the introduction of new and more stringent regulations following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made many projects less profitable. Moreover, the company reported fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted loss of 5 cents per share compared to the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a breakeven. The company reported earnings of 85 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter. The result was affected due to lower dayrates and rig utilization from deepwater floaters, mid-water floaters and jackups.”

EQT (NYSE:EQT) was upgraded by analysts at Wolfe Research from a peer perform rating to an outperform rating.

R. F. Lafferty initiated coverage on shares of Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE:HCLP). The firm issued a buy rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock.

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at B. Riley.

Nestle (VTX:NESN) had its buy rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co..

Citigroup Inc assumed coverage on shares of Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son (NYSE:NTB). They issued a neutral rating and a $42.00 target price on the stock.

PS Business Parks (NYSE:PSB) had its sell rating reiterated by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The firm currently has a $123.00 target price on the stock.

Resolute Energy (NYSE:REN) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $39.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Resolute Energy Corporation, formerly Hicks Acquisition Company I, Inc. (HACI), is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploitation and development of oil and gas properties. The company operates producing properties in Utah, which were legacy properties acquired from two major oil companies, in connection with a strategic alliance with Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company (wholly owned by the Navajo Nation) and in Wyoming and Oklahoma, which were acquired through the acquisition of a privately held oil and gas producer. In addition, Resolute owns exploration properties in Wyoming and Alabama. “

RMR Group (NASDAQ:RMR) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating. They currently have $69.00 target price on the stock. According to Zacks, “The RMR Group Inc. primarily provides management services to publicly owned real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies. The RMR Group Inc. is headquartered in Newton, MA. “

Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY) (TSE:RY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $89.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “ROYAL BANK of Canada operate under the master brand name of RBC. They are Canada’s largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. They provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking, and transaction processing services on a global basis. They have employee approximately Seventy Thousant full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 36 other countries. “

Sabra Health Care REIT (NASDAQ:SBRA) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust that owns and invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry. The trust owns nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, and independent living centers. It leases properties to tenants and operators throughout the United States. Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. is based in Irvine, California. “

Trupanion (NASDAQ:TRUP) had its outperform rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen Inc. Cowen Inc currently has a $38.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $32.00.

The Western Union (NYSE:WU) had its market perform rating reiterated by analysts at William Blair.

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